Ministry of Textiles19-February, 2014 14:54 IST
Programmes for Development of Weavers

As per all India Handloom Census (2009-10), there are 43

 As per all India Handloom Census (2009-10), there are 43.31 lakh handloom weavers and allied workers in the country. State wise list is attached at Annexure.

 

For the development of handloom weavers, the government of India has taken up various policy initiatives and interventions through schemes and programmes such as cluster approach, technological upgradation, marketing assistance, availability of subsidized yarn and credit to the individual weaver, besides providing health and life insurance cover to the handloom weavers.

 

To ensure adequate availability of hank Yarn to the handloom sector; the Government has promulgated the Hank Yarn Packing Notification (HYPN) under the provision of Essential Commodities Act.   As per the notification, 40% cotton yarn has to be packed in hank form available for use in the handloom sector.  The GOI has been providing marketing assistance to the handloom weavers through exhibitions, expos, craft melas, urban haats, international fairs and exhibitions etc under the Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme.

 

( Following  schemes are being implemented  for the handloom weavers in the XII plan:-

(i)         Comprehensive Handlooms Development Scheme ( CHDS)

(ii)        Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme.

(iii)      Yarn  Supply Scheme (YSS)

(iv)      Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) Package for handloom sector.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE

 

State-wise Status of Total Handloom workers as per  3rd Handloom Census (2009-10)

 

 

S. N.

State Name

Nos. of Total workers (2009-10)

 

1

Andhra Pradesh 

355838

 

2

Arunachal Pradesh

33041

 

3

Assam

1643453

 

4

Bihar

43392

 

5

Chhattisgarh

8191

 

6

Delhi

2738

 

7

Gujarat

11009

 

8

Haryana

7967

 

9

Himachal Pradesh

13458

 

10

Jammu and Kashmir

33209

 

11

Jharkhand

21160

 

12

Karnataka

89256

 

13

Kerala

14679

 

14

Madhya Pradesh

14761

 

15

Maharashtra

3418

 

16

Manipur

218753

 

17

Meghalya

13612

 

18

Mizoram

43528

 

19

Nagaland

66490

 

20

Orissa

114106

 

21

Pondicherry

2803

 

22

Punjab

2636

 

23

Rajasthan

31958

 

24

Sikkim

568

 

25

Tamil Nadu

352321

 

26

Uttar Pradesh

257783

 

27

Uttarakhand

15468

 

28

West Bengal

779103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles Smt. Panabaaka  Lakshmi in the Rajya Sabha today. 

 

DS/SJM

 


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